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  • teamLab Borderless

    • Address
      Bldg. C-2, 100 Huayuan Gang Lu, near Bansongyuan Lu
      花园港路100号C-2号楼, 近半淞园路
    • Phone
      6323 2225

    A futuristic wonderland of a museum, by Japanese digital art collective teamLab. Inside, it's a fantasy world spread across many rooms, with endlessly changing and interactive projections creating a disorienting trip akin to that bit in 2001: A Space Odyssey where... Read more

  • South Bund Fabric Market

    • Address
      399 Lujiabang Lu, near Nancang Jie
      陆家浜路399号, 近南仓街
    • Phone

    The famous Shanghai "Fabric Market" is home to hundereds of tailors and seamstresses, and is the city's prime destination for bespoke clothing garments. If it can be stitched and sewn, they can do it for you at the South Bund Fabric Market. Payment is mostly in... Read more

  • M50 Art District

    • Address
      50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
      莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
    • Phone
      n/a

    50 Moganshan Lu, better known as M50, is Shanghai's most famous "gallery district," home to over 50 gallery spaces in Shanghai, and offers a cross-section of emerging Shanghainese and Chinese artists, working in a wide range of styles and mediums. Great for a day's... Read more

  • Dino Beach

    • Address
      78 Xinzhen Lu, near Gudai Lu
      新镇路78号, 近顾戴路
    • Phone
      6478 3333

    At one time this was Shanghai's only water park, but Dino Beach still retains the distinction of being one of city's top summer destinations. The park boasts a huge wave pool (apparently Asia's largest), numerous water slides, kiddie pools, concession stands serving... Read more

  • Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

    • Address
      158 Yincheng Bei Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
      上海海洋水族馆, 银城北路158号, 近陆家嘴环路
    • Phone
      5877 9988

    A popular attraction for visiting and local families, the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is the largest and most varied in China, and home to some 10,000 varieties of sea creatures, as well as the longest underwater tunnel in the world. Jellyfish, giant sting rays, sharks,... Read more

  • The Westin (Bund Center)

    • Address
      Bund Center, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      河南中路88号, 外滩中心, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6335 1888

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  • Shanghai Disney Resort

    • Address
      310 Shendi Xi Lu
      申迪西路310号
    • Phone
      2099 8002

    The wonderful, fabulous land of the Mouse, it's Shanghai's own slice of the Disney universe. This is the greater area, inside which you'll find Shanghai Disneyland Park, featuring the largest Disney castle in the world, as well as the hotel, and Disneytown, the... Read more

  • Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau

    • Address
      1500 Minsheng Lu, near Yingchun Lu
      民生路1500号, 近迎春路
    • Phone
      2895 1900

    The Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau handels all visa applications for Foreigners and Locals traveling abroad. Visa extensions and work visa applications are processed only here. Expect long waiting lines. Read more

  • Science & Technology Museum

    • Address
      2000 Century Avenue, near Jinxiu Lu
      世纪大道2000号, 近锦绣路
    • Phone
      6862 2000

    This is Shanghai's main science museum and it's a good day out, especially if you have kids. It's split into two wings, one of which is full of slightly moth-eaten stuffed animals, the other with interactive exhibits about computing, robotics, cells, space travel and... Read more

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

    • Address
      People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      人民公园, 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6327 1282

    The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the... Read more

  • Zotter Chocolate Theatre

    • Address
      Shanghai International Fashion Center Bldg 9, 2866 Yangshupu Lu, near Neijiang Lu
      杨树浦路2866号9号楼, 近内江路
    • Phone
      6139 0150

    This unique concept combines chocolate production, a tasting tour, a chocolate shop and a Viennese style cafe by Austrian "bean-to-bar" chocolate maker known for its organic and fair trade principles. They offer a wide range of chocolates, too, from simple and... Read more

  • Hyatt on the Bund

    • Address
      199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu
      外滩茂悦大酒店 黄浦路199号, 近武昌路
    • Phone
      6393 1234

    Considered site to some of the best views of the Shanghai skyline, the Hyatt on the Bund has made a big impression on the city's hotel scene. The hotel is in a good spot for many of Shanghai's top tourist spots including Xintiandi, the Shanghai Grand Theatre and... Read more

  • Shanghai Museum

    • Address
      201 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      上海博物馆, 人民大道201号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6372 3500

    The top of the Shanghai Museum is shaped like an ancient Chinese cooking pot, so it should be tough to miss. Eleven galleries spread over four floors offer an artistic historical tour of the Middle Kingdom dating from as far back as 20 centuries B.C.E. Jade, Ming and... Read more

  • Shanghai Zoo

    • Address
      2381 Hongqiao Lu, near Yingbin Yi Lu
      虹桥路2381号上海动物园, 近迎宾一路
    • Phone
      6268 7775

    Shanghai Zoo was once named Xijiao Park when it was built in 1954. It is the second largest city zoos of China, the home of over 6,000 animals, including pandas, Yangtze alligators and other rare breeds. Conditions are... let's say they're not exactly world-class. In... Read more

  • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

    • Address
      100 Renmin Da Dao, near Xizang Zhong Lu
      人民大道100号, 近西藏中路
    • Phone
      6318 4477

    One of Shanghai's best and most visited museums, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People's Square documents the changing face of Shanghai and is an essential visiting point for those interested in the evolution of the city. A perfect scale model of the entire... Read more

  • China Art Museum

    • Address
      161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu
      上南路205号, 近国展路
    • Phone
      400 921 9021

    A vast art museum, housed in the former Chinese Expo pavilion over in Pudong. Works on display span modern and contemporary periods, and there's also a steady rotation of temporary exhibitions, including lots from abroad. Good to know: it's free to get in, but you... Read more

  • Shanghai Botanical Gardens

    • Address
      947 Longwu Lu, near Baise Lu
      龙吴路947号, 近百色路
    • Phone
      5436 3369

    The Shanghai Botanical Gardens cover over 200 acres (81 hectares) and are home to a variety of flora and fauna including a collection of spectacular orchids. Tickets are 15rmb unless you're interested in the Bonsai Garden in which case you'll have to pay extra. Read more

  • Yu Garden

    • Address
      137 Anren Jie, near Fuyou Lu
      安仁街137号, 近福佑路
    • Phone
      6326 0830

    Tourist destination with markets selling everything from tea, antiques, Chinese seals, souvenirs and toys to everyday items and clothing. Toys, Christmas decorations and random weirdness can be found in two of the buidlings surrounding the main Yu Garden. Read more

  • Fraser Residence Xintiandi

    • Address
      98 Shouning Lu,near Xizang Nan Lu
      寿宁路98号,近西藏路
    • Phone
      2308 0000

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  • Sun Island Resorts

    • Address
      2588 Shentai Lu, near Ximao He, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu
      上海太阳岛温泉养生馆, 松江区沈太路2588号 近西泖河
    • Phone
      6983 3888

    Sun Island Resorts is a spa and retreat type of deal with golf facilities, restaurants and conference stuff for business types. It shares an island with a 1200-year-old pagoda, the Mao pagoda, and might be a nice place for a rejuvenating break from the smog of... Read more

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